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    July 29, 2012
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i'm very shocked. usually you think phelps is a guaranteed. >> not even place, it's pretty surprising for american fans. >> you know, that's kind of why i have -- just kind of been sitting around. i'm the only one pretty much in the common room during the day. like if i'm not napping, i sit in the common room and hook the computer up to the tv and just blast through episodes of "the wire" or some kind of tv show or movie that i have been watching. so i'm trying to relax as much as i can. >> this morning, fans react to the upset in the pool. the golden boy from maryland fails to medal in his first competition in london.
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this is a live look at london as we gear up for the second full day of competition in the games of the xxx olympiad. welcome to a special hour of news4 today at 5:00 on this sunday, july 29. a lot of disappointment that phelps didn't medal. >> a lot of people say this is his weakest performance, he has a lot more to swim. so we will see and hopefully he'll be able to bring home a medal soon. lochte, first goal for the usa. london though let's turn to the weather out there. they could be expecting some rain and some hail. >> yeah. look at these two pictures. on one side unfortunately a gloomy forecast. however, back here at home in d.c. it looks like we're in for some warm weather today. some nice, hot temperatures. >> yes, a beautiful day in store for us, tom? >> indeed. tom kieran in the storm center4. we have had the humidity lowered overnight.
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look at what's happening over the last 12 hours. yesterday afternoon/evening we had the passing thunderstorms. a lot of thunder and lightning. mainly south of the metro area. and now it's all settled. we have got a weak area of high pressure that is pushing in. temperatures are comfortable. all those areas in green are in the 60s. fairfax, prince georges counties and right in the district in the low to mid 70s along the tidal and potomac and near the bay. at the beaches, near 70 there. out of the mountains in the low to mid 60s. as well as parts of the shenandoah valley. a beautiful start to the sunday morning. your day planner for this sunday, lots of sun this morning. a delightful morning. it will be mild. still not a lot of humidity during the afternoon. somewhat lower humidity, but temperatures climbing to near 90 degrees by mid afternoon. by then, some clouds beginning to build. and we'll have just a slight
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chance of an isolated thundershower popping up east of washington. a delightful sunday on the way. we'll take a look at the workweek ahead. that's coming up in a few minutes. back to you. >> all right, tom, thanks. day 2, already underway and team usa is looking to build on an impressive start to these olympic games. >> here's a look at the medal count so far. china leads the way with six medals, four of which are gold. but the u.s. and italy aren't far behind. tied with five medals each. although americans only have one gold right now. nbc's tracie potts takes a look at first-day action including a big surprise in the pool. >> who's gonna win -- >> in the so-called pool duel, ryan lochte won the first gold winning the medley by a full three seconds. >> i'm so happy. i had my family right there cheering for me. it's a dream come true. >> michael phelps barely
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qualified, then ended up fourth. his worst finish in this race since he was a teenager. >> i have a lot of races. so i think the biggest now is putting this behind me and moving on to the next one. >> phelps has six more chances to win two medals and become the world's most decorated olympian. elizabeth beisel came in second, representing the tiniest state. >> i'm happy with the silver. it means a lot to me that i can represent new england and rhode island especially here. >> the u.s. earned bronze medals in swimming, and peter vanderkaay placed third in the freestyle. the u.s. men's archery team took silver and the u.s. women's beach volleyball team going for their third gold beat australia. they're pretty excited to be in london. >> thank you, queen. for allowing us to play. >> the u.s. soccer team advanced and the gymnastics team qualified. they're on top for now.
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tracie potts, nbc news, london. we'll have much more olympic coverage coming up on news4 today later this hour. we'll meet some local athletes who are looking to row their way from the potomac to olympic gold in london. you can follow our live blog any time in the london 2012 section. u.s. park police released a sketch of a man they believe sexually assaulted a woman last week. the woman was jogging wednesday night. investigators say the man put her in a choke hold and she blacked out. she woke up with her pants pulled down and the man fondling her. call the u.s. park police if you have any information. the search is on for the person who murdered a jeweler inside his own store. the owner of capital jewelers was found dead on columbia pike in arlington yesterday. as darcy spencer reports, police
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are still trying to figure out if this killer has struck before. >> reporter: flowers and candles are placed outside an arlington jewelry store where a man was robbed and killed friday afternoon. police are looking for this man, dressed in a neon traffic vest in connection with the killing. they say the vest may have helped him blend in. >> there's an awful lot of construction going on in the arlington community. we are doing a lot of road work so it's not unusual to see workers and for safety most all of them are wearing this type of a vest. >> reporter: the photos of the suspect were taken from surveillance video at capital jewelers on columbia pike. that's where police believe the victim was killed around 4:00 in the afternoon. his body discovered after relatives called police. he had not called home from work. the fire department had to break down the door to get in. >> it's infortunate. >> reporter: police are only describing the victim as a 52-year-old man from herndon while reviewing surveillance
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video from the store. they're not saying exactly how the victim was killed or what weapon was used. police say they could see the attacker taking jewelry on the video. they're conducting an inventory of the store to see what was stolen. >> i'm in shock that this happened. just found out and i was back here early this morning and i saw the police here and i have never seen that here before. i'm just disturbed and whoever did this, i hope they're caught. whoever did do it, they hope they turn themselves in. >> reporter: arlington county police are maintaining a 24 hour a day presence here outside of this store. the store still not been secured. there are jewelry items inside. now, police need the public's help in this investigation. if you recognize the person in the photo or perhaps the lettering on the back of that vest, you are asked to call arlington county police. in arlington county, darcy
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spencer, news4 today. a prince georges county police officer is recovering this morning after she was shot outside a popular nightclub. officer rachel jacob was working security at the galaxy nightclub in langley park. this was early saturday morning. investigators say three people were kicked out of the club. as they were driving away they started shooting towards the club. officer jacob was shot in the leg. police arrested three people including 32-year-old kelly gillis of beltsville. he faces several charges includes attempted murder. d.c. police are on the hunt for whoever shot two women yesterday morning. it happened at the intersection of 12th and u streets northwest. one woman was shot in the neck, the other in the face. they're both expected to be okay. investigators don't think the women were intended targets. this is the second time two women were shot in the u street area in the past two weeks. major questions for a new york police detective after a man was found bound and gagged in the officer's garage.
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the victim was taken friday morning and held for $75,000 ransom. police found him by tracking his cell phone. the detective says he wasn't involved, but he has been suspended without pay. his cousin and three other men have been charged with kidnapping. a hospital staffing company is facing a class action lawsuit over a maryland worker who may have exposed thousands to hepatitis c. they placed him in the hospitals around the county and he is accused of stealing drugs and syringes and tainting them with hepatitis c. 30 people are diagnosed and thousands more are urged to get tested. >> patients are -- my clients, they're worried about, you know, can they touch their grandchi grandchilds? >> he worked at johns hopkins, maryland general, baltimore veterans and southern maryland hospitals. if convicted under all charges
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he could spend up to 24 years in prison. a traffic alert for drivers in virginia this morning. the wilson bridge project is causing headaches on the beltway. te telegraph road is closed between duke road until monday. and there will only be the two through lanes open. expect lengthy delays this weekend. still smooth right now. >> wilson bridge, an on going project. >> stay away from that. modern day claims of discrimination, hear from a couple who could not have a wedding at a predominantly white church. and where investigators found a 93-year-old woman after missing for three days. you can tell us about your favorite olympic moment. we are on facebook and twitter right now. just search news4 today. you can chat with us during the break. we'r
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today search teams will try to reach the body of a virginia man who died climbing a peruvian mountain. 32-year-old ben horne and gil wise of new york fell off a ridge while coming down a 20,000 foot mountain. the bodies were found yesterday about 280 miles north of lima.
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they believe the men fell nearly a thousand feet to their deaths. a 97-year-old woman is safe and sound after she went missing for three days. search crews found edna clay in a dried up creek in southern ohio. she was flown to a hospital. officials say she had some broken bones but is otherwise okay. clay went missing on wednesday after her family says she walked away from home. so far no sign of a crime here. outrage in mississippi, as a couple says a church rejected their wedding plans because they are black. charles and teeian dra wilson were set to get married at the predominantly white church, but some people complained and threatened to kick out the pastor if he married the couple. they have never married a black couple. >> had never been done here before. so it was setting a new pre precedence. and there were those who reacted because of that. i didn't want have to have a
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controversy within the church and i certainly didn't want a controversy to affect the wedding. i wanted to make sure their wedding day was a special day. >> the wilsons are now talking to their lawyer to figure out their next move. church officials are planning internal meetings on what to do should the situation happen again. the red cross is in desperate need of blood donors. the organization says the nation's blood supply is at the lowest level in 15 years. donations typically drop during the summer but severe weather has cancelled the blood drives and kept donors at home. all blood types are needed especially o negative, o positive, a negative and b negative. today, you can make sure grove or fido is holier than thou. there's a blessing of the animals that starts today at
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10:00. the bethesda church said people can bring their pets or stuffed animals to get their pets blessed. >> stuffed animals? >> for little kiddos. >> all right. time is 5:15. change is on the way. if you hated the humidity that started off the weekend. >> tom kieran is back with your forecast next. how far would you go to see your favorite sport? next, meet a local man what's gone above and beyond to see the olympics in person. but first, a little olympic trivia early for you this morning. how many americans are competing in this olympics? is it 245? 530? or 682? >> we're going to have the answer after the break. i hate getting less. but i love getting more.
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245, 530 or 682? >> and drum roll please. the answer is 530. 262 women and 261 men. this is also first time ever the american women outnumber the american men. >> that's why they're calling it the year of the woman. >> that's right. >> let's see if the women can bring home some medals. >> well, we are hoping. like billions of other people around the world you're probably glued to the television watching every minute of the olympic games. >> but one man is not satisfied, he wants to see it in person and london is the latest in a long list of olympic road trips. >> it's a hype to get to sydney. i have been there to a few times. >> george reed dillinger is a world traveler. he has attended 11 olympic games. >> but these are ordeals. these are not vacations. >> an investment analyst by day -- >> i was going to discuss her portfolio. >> but every two years business takes a back seat to
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competition. the giant postcards of his previous adventures plastered proudly around his office. beijing in 2008. athens in 2004. los angeles in 1984. but dillinger's first games were montreal in 1976, back when they first became heroes. >> mick jagger, the spinx brother, boxing. >> dillinger has been close to many olympians and those closest to him. >> this is mama phelps. mike phelps, his mother. she had different bling on every day. >> but he says the olympics are not an obsession. >> on sesed is the wrong word. everyone should have a passion. this is mine. >> he is in london now, but days before leaving he shared why he almost never misses the games. >> i'm native washingtonian.
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this will be my 52nd redskins season. i don't worry about rg3 or about the wizards stinking. i don't worry about strasburg falling apart. i don't worry about the caps breaking my daughter's heart. i'm going to london and we are guaranteed a good time. >> but he says there's more going on than just the events. >> it's the cafes, it's the parks. even standing in line is different than going to say a wizards game. >> dillinger says the olympics are a year-round commitment for him. he's in london now. but as soon as he gets back he'll start planning for the 2014 olympic games. how do you like that? >> so cool. so many great stories. >> great memories for him. great photos with at will of the athletes. he actually said his favorite competition to watch is weightlifting because it gets really quiet in there and then the guys are lifting all the weight. >> i get nervous when i see them. are their legs going to break? but they always come through.
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well, if someone is headed to london now, it's great because we have meteorologist tom kieran here and he has our london forecast. >> yes, for the outdoor events they may be affected. here's a live view of the olympic stadium right now. of course they're four hours ahead. it's 9:23 in the morning. there is some sunshine now, but later in the day we could have some afternoon showers in london. temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 60s. afternoon and early evening showers. so some of the outdoor events could be affected. there's the clear sky, now it's 74 degrees. we have got humidity levels lower thankfully overnight. we have had the wind shifting in the northwest. temperatures around the metro area, generally right around 70 in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince georges counties. and many locations in the rural
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areas of maryland, virginia, into west virginia are down into the 60s this morning. a pleasant start under a clear sky now. all those storms we had last evening are long gone. things are settled. off to a beautiful start this morning. throughout the day, a few clouds building during the afternoon. these areas in green, these are some zones that might get some isolated thunderstorms. mainly around the bay and the eastern shore. that would be later this afternoon and into this evening. as we get into monday, greater chance of maybe some scattered storms around. mainly on tuesday is our best chance for more rain moving in. tuesday afternoon and evening. as well as on wednesday. so far, this afternoon, partly cloudy. a slight chance of a thunderstorm after a sunny morning and we'll have highs reaching the upper 80s. back down to the low 80's. then this evening, partly cloudy. any storms will be ending quickly. temperatures down to the upper 70s by mid night. then by dawn tomorrow, it will be down near 70.
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back to school on monday. just a small chance of an isolate thunderstorm. and then a lot of clouds around. afternoon shower or thundershower. then it will warm up a bit on wednesday. but no more extreme heat i'm happy to report. highs generally only the 80s to around 90. i say only, but that's the typical average temperatures for early august. as we get into the end of the week and weekend. partly cloudy. >> it's going to feel good. >> yeah. thankfully. we're probably confusing the viewers. one, because we're on at 5:00, we have tom kierein here. and we have zach. we have big news to talk about. and that's the olympics. >> the big story came in the pool as michael phelps got off to a sluggish start. meanwhile, u.s. swimmer ryan lochte's shine was bright in the
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400 i.m. phelps won this event in 2008 and lochte took home the bronze. wow, what a difference a four-year lapse makes. it's lochte's best stroke, the backstroke. watch off the turn, way ahead of the pack in this one. phelps in lane 8 at the bottom of your screen. not doing so hot. took a final lap, lochte is cruising and takes home the gold. meanwhile, fephelps doesn't eve medal with a fourth-place finish. from that, we head to the sand. check out the beach volleyball duel of traner and the duo fell behind 13-9 during the second. but they would rally back to pull out the victory. and win in straight sets. they'll face the czech republic
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on monday. to the hardwood. the u.s. men's basketball team will kick off their olympics today as they take on france. this year's team has been repeatedly compared to the famed dream team 20 years ago. today they hope to let their game do all the talking. the french will be looking to spoil the u.s. led by their star point guard tony parker. you might know him as the star player of the san antonio spurs. now, here locally the washington nationals crossed the century mark. 100 games in they're 20 games above .500. a big reason is their ability to win on the road and last night in milwaukee was not the exception. the nats and brewers going old school, honoring the homestead grays in the negro league last night. the nats pitcher went six innings and striking out six. ryan zimmerman helped out at the plate crushing a solo home run in the fifth inning here.
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the nats win 4-1. the team wrap up the series this afternoon. and a rough outing for the orioles pitcher tommy hunter. baltimore fell to oakland a's 6-1. they'll wrap up the series before heading to the bronx to face the new york yankees. we have dan hellie covering all the sports in london. make sure you stay tuned with him. he'll be giving us live hits all day long. >> you think basketball is the event to watch today? >> oh, i think so. you know, these guys, you know, a lot of people think they're the best players in the world. i think that i have to agree with that. >> i think a lot of them think they're the best players -- >> i think so too. as they walk around, you can see they're superstars out there. interesting to see what happens. but i think they're certainly the favorite in this. >> i love seeing kobe bryant in a beret in the opening
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ceremonies. that was awesome. think all musing sounds the same? why science may back you up. and d.c. mayor vincent gray is weighing in on the chick-fil-a controversy that
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good morning. welcome to news4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. no, you're not dreaming. it is really 5:31. >> you're saying not dreaming -- well, the u.s. is looking to build off some more medals. they trail only china who raked in four golds yesterday. >> the weather may be a factor today. it's a brisk morning in london where today's events are already underway. clouds are moving in as you can tell and rain and possibly even hail is in today's forecast. >> this is what london is known for. let's go to tom kierein right now. >> yeah, they're four hours ahead of us. i'll have your london forecast coming up. here's a live view of our sky over washington. you can see the first soft pink light of dawn.
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now spreading over the metro area. temperature at reagan national under a clear sky, 74. comfortably cooler and lower humidity in place. dew point down to 63 in the wake of those storms yesterday. we have had some drier air moving out of northwest. weak high pressure over the region now. a beautiful sunday for outdoor activities. off to a cool start. many locations in the 60s. and right along the tidal potomac, in the low 70s. here's how things are looking. not a lot of humidity around during the afternoon as we climb into the upper 80s, near 90s. a chance slight of a thundershower around the bay. i'm back with a look at the workweek ahead in a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you, tom. in politic, a mitt romney adviser said he would back
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israel if they decided to take military action against iran if it meant keeping iran from securing nuclear weapons. a strong statement comes as the republican plans a speech in jerusalem this morning. he will also meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu today who is a long-time friend. and he plans to meet with the palestinian prime minister as well. if elected, romney has promised stronger ties to israel. the man suspected of the colorado theater massacre is scheduled to be in court tomorrow to face charges in the attacks. there are also new questions regarding the psychiatrist who was treating james holmes before the mass shooting. dr. lynn fencen was disciplined by the colorado medical board in 2005. she reportedly wrote prescriptions for herself, her husband and another employee. before the shooting, a package was mailed to him and the judge will decide if it can be used as evidence in the trial. more heart breaking news from the shooting massacre. the mother of the youngest victim has suffered a miscarriage. ashley moser is in critical
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condition. she was shot in the neck and stomach. her family says she's recovering from surgery, but the trauma caused her to miscarry. moser's 6-year-old daughter veronica was killed in last week's attack. today, flags in aurora will be returned to full mast. there's a bit of heart warming news in this tragedy. cinemark, the company that owns the movie theater, has offered to pay for all of the victims' funerals. this comes days after the hospitals treating some of the victims announced they won't charge them or cut down on the medical bills. three more victims were laid to rest yesterday in texas, ohio and illinois. a local theater is also helping out those affected by the shooting. in hagerstown, maryland, the theater is donating a dollar from every ticket sold yesterday and today. the money will go to the colorado-based community first foundation. the maryland man accused of planning a workplace shooting
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will likely spend next week undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. neil prescott is being held at ann arundal medical center. they found an arsenal of two dozen weapons at his apartment. police are waiting on the mental evaluation before they charge. supporters of same-sex will hold demonstrations this week at chick-fil-a restaurants around the country. on friday, same-sex couples will hold a kiss-in at the restaurant chain. d.c. mayor vincent gray waded into the controversy while at an event yesterday. he slammed the fast food restaurant for what he calls hate chicken. mayor gray says he has always supported ljbt rights for people living in the district. >> when people who don't support marriage equality, it's the law here, people who don't support human rights for everybody, there's no place for them in
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this city. >> in 2010, gray helped pass legislation in the district legalizing same-sex marriage. other mayors have also criticized chick-fil-a. and there will be more police presence today, but they won't be sitting in their cars. they'll be running the beat in the kentland neighborhood. that means they'll be literally running a two-mile route in an effort to be more visible and engage the community. it's part of transforming the neighborhoods initiative which is locused on lowering crimes in six communities. if you see them, say hi. >> but maybe it quick because they're on the run. >> they're on the go. next, why it may be easier to park and pay at metro stations tomorrow morning. we have a lot of rowers representing our region at the olympics. meet two athletes going for gold in london who did all their training right here on the potomac.
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expect some delays on metro today. there is track work on four of the system's five lines. first on the red line. the medical center in bethesda stations will be closed. that means you have to catch a bus between grovener and friendship heights. the buss will run between eisenhower avenue, but you'll be able to ride blue lines. and when you go to park at a
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metro station tomorrow morning, you might be able to pay by phone. metro is testing a pay by phone system at the rockville and ft. tauten stations. customers can pay for one of the 122 spaces at the rockville station for a dollar an hour or $5 for the day. 32 kiss and ride spaces at ft. tauten are also available. parkmobile does charge a 32 cent fee for each transaction. nbc4 is looking to help out those who help others. with help from the nbc universal foundation, nbc4 has launched a grant challenge called 21st century solutions. we will give away a total of $100,000 to three deserving nonprofit organizations. any nonprofit that's about three years old or less in our viewing area is eligible. tell us how that organization is using new and innovative ways to address challenges in our community.
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the deadline to enter is august 15th. all you have to do is go to our website, nbcwashington.com for more information. for a look at what's in kids post this week, here's ann yang. >> a book club read is fantastic. beating the heat without going spastic and joining us is tracy grimm. >> great to be back with you. >> let's start with the flowers, this is using plastic bottles. always neat to recycle. >> this is so cool, and this is the idea of local artist dale wayne. all you have to do is take plastic water bottles. you paint them with -- you can put glitter on them. you cut them and then you can turn them into swirls. you can turn them into flowers like that. that's a bottle topper. put it in a cork.
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we have complete directions in kids post on sunday. this is dale wayne's bottle tree project out at ann-marie gardens in southern maryland. another great opportunity. something to do. it's all in sunday's kids post. >> for indoor activities especially during this heat. the summer book club read is called "the summer of may." >> yeah. you have to love may. it's the last day of school. she actually hates her english teacher. >> oh, no. >> whom she calls m avaldo the avocado. she pulls a prank and gets in big trouble and her punishment is she has to go to summer school with ms. mavaldo. >> of course. >> this is a story in wednesday's kid's post about what happens when summer isn't exactly what you thought it might be. >> all right. sounds very good. also this week, places to go to beat the heat which is getting
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harder to do. >> yeah. you know, we're coming into august. the pool is getting a little old. so in tuesday's kid's post, we have some great ideas for kids and their parents. for example, you can go ice skating. kids skate free is a roller skating program at wheaten and at tucker road ice rink they offer discounts for kids. there are also opportunities for kids to go bowling at bowl america. for free. so all the details are in tuesday's kid's post. >> definitely a tearout for the dog days of summer for sure. thanks so much. for some fun family activities visit nbcwashington.com. thanks, eun. check out the must see attraction at the national zoo. two new cheetah cubs, the boy and the girl were born in april at the smithsonian conservation
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biology institution. out in front royal, virginia. their species is close to extinction. as for their names, we may not know that until after the olympics. the zoo plans to name the cubs after the fastest american man and woman in the 100 meter dash. i love that idea. >> they'd love to play with each other. look at that. >> don't you want a pet cheetah? >> not really. >> i know they get bigger. not for me. >> they can run 70 miles an hour when they're adults. they can do the incredible sprints. well, this morning, if you're planning a morning run you'll enjoy it. absolutely gorgeous start to day. i'll have your forecast for this sunday and the workweek ahead. ♪
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people were shaking their groove things all over the mall as part of the national dance day yesterday. this is the third year of this great event which helps promote dancing. not only as an art, but a fun way to work out. d.c. congressional delegate eleanor holmes norton and the cheerleaders busted a move at the event. for some people who say all music sounds the same, there's a new study that says they're right. researchers broke down pop songs from 1955 to 2010 with advanced algorit algorithms. music has become louder and more bland using fewer unique chords and melodies. old songs could become popular again if they crank up the volume and simplify the chords involved. there you go. dancing music, a little bit of everything in there. >> they're having a good time out there. i think you got distracted with
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all the cheerleaders. >> i'm not saying anything about that. i was very focused on what i was supposed to be doing. tom, what's the weather looking like? >> off to a beautiful start, but in london the sky is starting to fill with clouds there. we have a live view of the olympic stadium there. there's a live view showing us some clouds that are building. let's look at the olympics stadium shot is showing that where we have the clouds building over the olympic stadium. and right now, it's in the low 60s and later today in the upper 60s. could get some afternoon showers there and unfortunately they may linger into early evening. some of the outdoor events in london could be affected. there's the sky over washington right now. 74 at reagan national. sunrise a little after 6:00 and as we look at temperatures around the region, we are in the 60s to near 70 degrees all around washington and the nearby
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suburbs in arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties, low to mid 60s. humidity levels have dropped even around the bay and on the eastern shore, not much humidity around in the wake of the storms last night. we had quite a few of those. heavy downpours at the beaches, but now they're long gone. we have a weak area of high pressure. that has moved in and will be in place today giving us plenty of sunshine. here is your day planner. sunrise is at 6:07. by noontime we'll be in the mid 80s. lots of sun this afternoon. we ought to hit the upper 80s, briefly 90 degrees, then the winds will shift a bit. clouds building by late afternoon. by then, we might have a few isolated thunder showers, mainly around the chesapeake bay. but probably not anywhere farther west of there. overall a gorgeous day. enjoy. then as we get into the evening hours we'll be down to the upper 70s by midnight.
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we'll have a partly cloudy night. then tomorrow, getting more humid, afternoon highs around 90. we have a small chance of some scattered afternoon storms tomorrow. then as we get into tuesday, a lot of clouds around. maybe a little sun in the morning. low 70s. then upper 80s during the afternoon on tuesday. scattered showers and thunderstorms tuesday afternoon and evening. then as we bet into wednesday, partly sunny. low 90s. probably the hottest day of the week and some scattered afternoon storms. after that, things settle down. here's your seven-day outlook. on thursday, up near 90 degrees and partly cloudy. a little less humid. not quite as steamy as midweek. then on friday, looking partly cloudy. only a slight chance of a thunderstorm with highs around 90. then again on saturday, we'll be up near 90 degrees during the afternoon and again just a small chance of an isolated thundershower coming in perhaps on saturday afternoon.
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and as we do get into late afternoon on saturday, be on the outlook for that. a very pleasant pattern and no extreme heat. i'm happy to say. for the week ahead. and that is the way it looks. back to you. >> tom, thanks. now to zachary kiesch with an olympic spotlight. >> he has the story of two rowers who are going for gold, right? >> that's right, guys. you have people like michael phelps and people like the nba dream team. they're superstar, but now to a grueling three-day workout for two local athletes and this is their chance to shine and they're determined to make the most of it. >> every country is fast. i think every competitor needs to be respected and you can never discount anybody based only last year's performance or having gone to the olympics before or whatever because everybody at this level is
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working to win. >> ready? >> the face of our sport is the 6:00 a.m. early rows. when it's freezing out and no one else wants to be awake or doing a workout. >> for u.s. national rowing team members margot shumway and sarah trowbridge, the olympic medals are won under the cloak of darkness when no one is watching. >> drop it, there you go. >> you don't have to know a thing about rowing or like it to learn a valuable lesson about what it means to be the guest and the sacrifice it takes to see you through. >> part of that is not just the more amount of hours you're doing. it's also the work you're doing outside of the boat house in terms of taking care of yourself and preparing for each practice. >> but it does start here. each and every morning. >> warm-up is going to be as we did yesterday. >> the pair both had a taste of success at the college level. but despite the pressure of being a student athlete, the
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intense training regimen required to compete at a world-class level is a whole different game. >> when you take the next step to try and be an elite level rower, everything in your life is centered around practice and competition and you're not a kid anymore. it doesn't mean it's not just as fun at some points, but it is, you know, a very serious undertaking. >> it makes the potomac boat club a second home for these two and other rowers like them. chasing dreams isn't a 9 to 5 job, but a lifestyle. >> these athletes will work out two or three times a day. they need something to help pay the bills so there's job availability. for the coach, you have coaching here. the boat club is a big resource. >> there's very few people that you can pursue and you want to be the best in the world. there's no way to tell you're
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the best at what you do. i want to be the best in my country and in the world is very rewarding. and it's -- you can't buy a gold medal at the olympics. >> so they will get into the water on monday and get things started. but the interesting thing about them, it's not the 6:00 a.m. workouts that's crazy. but making decisions off the water. you know, you can't go out with friends for fear they might set them back. i mean, it's a lifestyle for them. sacrifice is just unbelievable. >> all the athletes, i mean, they have to be so focused that it takes over their lives in some cases. but that's what it takes to get to this level. >> for one shot. >> and they do it at all hours in the day. because i know you followed other athletes that do the same sport. we have had the daytime cam and that was pretty cool. you were out at night. >> like they said, that was early in the morning. they get three workouts in. they're working at the facility to make extra money. while they're, you know, in
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their down time. it's a 365 -- >> full commitment. we know that nbc is your home for the 2012 olympic games. we'll have a live report from dan hellie. catching all the action in person. we'll have highlights on today's action. >> there's plenty to look forward to today. u.s. women's gymnastics begins their quest for gold including gabby douglas. michael phelps will look for redemption as he and the american men are expected to dominate in the 4x100 relay. and then the synchronized diving medals. and then local scott parsons takes the first run on the whitewater course. >> hopefully, phelps can shake off yesterday's performance. >> yeah. that's behind him. moving forward. >> while we have your attention we want to let you know you can send us your thoughts on the
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olympics at twitter. our handle is @news4 today. >> we'll be back
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i'm very shocked. usually you'd think phelps was a guarantee. at least if not all, but first. >> not even to place is pretty surprising for american fans. >> that's kind of why i have -- >> this morning, fans react to the upset in the pool. the golden boy from maryland fails to medal in his first competition in london. >> it's not over yet though. here's a live look at london. the time there now is 11:00 a.m. we are gearing up for the second full day of competition in the xxx olympiad. good morning. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff.
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it is sunday, july 29, 2012. as you can tell from the live picture in london, a lot of clouds moving in. quite the contrast in the washington, d.c. area. >> after all that is what london is known for. we have tom kierein in for chuck bell today. he has more on the forecast and how things are looking in london. hey, tom. >> good morning. our clouds are moving out in the wake of the storms and now we've got a clear sky over the potomac. there's a live view from the hd city camera on this sunday morning, starting off with low humidity. there's capitol hill in the distance. 72 now at reagan national. down to the low 60s, a nice change overnight. and that in the wake of the storms, they unloaded torrential rain on the eastern shore. a lot of thunder and lightning. even had a few of those coming through last evening in the metro area. we have a nice area of high pressure moving in. and as we get into the afternoon hours we're warming up.
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but right now, off to a cool start. many locations in the 60s. that includes all of virginia and much of the eastern shore. except for right around the tidal potomac and around the bay. out of the mountains even dipped down to the upper 50s in western maryland and in west virginia. so for the day today, by 9:00, bright and sunny. low humidity. a fresh northwesterly breeze. then by noontime -- excuse me -- into the mid 80s and then by mid afternoon up near 90s. enjoy. a look at the workweek ahead is coming up in a couple of minutes. >> tom, thanks. day 2 underway and team usa is looking to build on an impressive start to the olympic games. >> here's a look at the medal count so far. china leads the way with six medals. four of which are gold. but the u.s. and italy are not far behind. tied with five medals each. although the americans only have one gold right now.
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now, that one gold goes to ryan lochte who outduelled michael phelps in the first head to head find. phelps placed fourth. >> i'm so happy. i have my family right there cheering for me. it's a dream come true. >> i have a lot of races so i think the biggest thing now is putting this me hind me. >> a more of a mental game -- >> the gold medal match. >> the first medal for the u.s. of this olympics games came from the men's archery team who upset world number one south korea before slipping to take the silver behind italy. >> so close. we have more olympic coverage coming up, including the best places to watch the olympics. outside of london, of course. a dive coach will join us live in studio to give us an inside look at that sport. >> it's going to be great. u.s. park police are on the hunt for this man, they say sexually assaulted a woman last
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week. the woman was jogging on the capital crescent trail wednesday night. investigators say the man put her in a choke hold and she blacked out. she woke up with her pants pulled down and the man fondling her. if you have any information about this incident, call u.s. park police. the search is on this morning for the person who murdered a jeweler inside his own store. take a close look at this picture. police believe this may be the killer. and as news4's darcy spencer reports, they think he may have struck before. >> reporter: flowers and candles are placed outside an arlington jewelry store where a man who works here was robbed and killed friday afternoon. police are looking for this man, dressed in a neon traffic vest in connection with the killing. they say the vest may have helped him blend in. >> there's construction going on in the arlington community. we're doing a lot of road work so it's not unusual to see
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workers and for safety most all of them are wearing this type of a vest. >> reporter: the photos were taken from surveillance video at capital jewelers on columbia pike. that's where police believe the victim was killed around 4:00 in the afternoon. his body discovered after relatives called police. he had not returned home from work or answered the phone. the fire department had to break down the door to get in. >> it's unfortunate and hopefully we won't see many more of these incidents occur. >> reporter: police are only describing the victim as a 52-year-old man from herndon. while reviewing surveillance vie from the store, they saw the crime being committed. they're not saying how the victim was killed or what weapon was used. they could see the attacker taking jewelry on the video. they're conducting an inventory to see what was stolen. >> i'm in shock this happened. i just found out and i was back here early this morning and i saw the police here and i have
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never seen that here before. i'm just disturbed and whoever did this, i hope they're caught. whoever they did do it, i hope they turn themselves in. >> reporter: arlington county police are maintaining a 24 hour a day presence here outside the store. the store has not been secured. there are jewelry items inside. now, police need the public's help. if you recognize the person in the photo or the lettering on the back of that vest, you are asked to call arlington county police. in arlington county, darcy spencer, news4 today. a prince georges county police officer is recovering this morning after she was shot outside a popular nightclub. officer rachel jacob was working security early saturday morning. investigators say three people were kicked out of the club. as they were driving away they started shooting toward the club and officer jacob was shot in the leg. police arrested three people including kelly gillis.
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he faces charges including attempted murder. another shoot put two women in the hospital. this one happened at the intersection of 12th and u streets northwest yesterday morning. one woman was shot in the neck. the other in the face. they are both expected to be okay. investigators don't think the women were the intended targets. but this is the second time two women were shot in the u street area in just the past two weeks. it could be slow going for some drivers in virginia today. the wilson bridge project is causing headaches on the beltway. telegraph road is completely closed between the beltway and duke street until monday morning. the ramp to the eisenhower connector will be closed until noon today. there will only be the two through lanes open. they're working on the bridge over the railroad tracks and expect lengthy delays all this weekend. the time is 6:07. modern day claims of discrimination. hear from a couple who says they couldn't have a wedding at a
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predominantly white church. plus, where rescuers found a 97-year-old woman after she had been missing for three days. you can tell us about your favorite olympic moments so far this morning. also, your feedback on phelps. we are on facebook and twitter right now. just search news4 today. you can chat with us during the break. we'll be right back. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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today search teams will try to reach the body of ben horne and gil wiest of new york who fell off a mountain. the bodies were found 280 miles north of lima. they believe the men fell nearly
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a thousand feet to their deaths. prince georges county police need your help in finding a missing elderly man. 81-year-old lester hearst was last seen yesterday afternoon near his home in the 3,000 block of craigs lawn road in beltsville. he is driving a 2005 gray toyota corolla with maryland tags. 5 eb 57. he had suffered two strokes before which is hindering his reasoning and motor skills. if you have any information, call prince georges county police. a 97-year-old woman from ohio is safe and sound after she went missing for three days. search crews found edna clay in southern ohio. she was flown to a hospital and officials there say she had broken bones but is otherwise okay. clay went missing on wednesday after she walked away from home. a mississippi couple says a church rejected their wedding plans because of the color of their skin.
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they were set to get married at the predominantly white first baptist church of crystal springs, but some members threatened to kick the pastor out if he married them inside the church. the church has been open since 1883 and has never married a black couple. >> this had never been done here before, so it was setting a new precedence. there were those who reacted to that because of that. i didn't want to have a controversy within the church and i certainly didn't want a controversy to affect the wedding. i wanted to make sure that their wedding day was a special day. >> the wilsons are now talking to their lawyer to figure out their next move. church officials are planning internal meetings on what to do should this situation happen again. today, your four legged or feathered friend can sit in the pews with you.
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there's a blessing of the animals and it starts at 10:00 this morning. the bethesda church says people can bring their pets, stuffed animals or even pictures of pets to get blessed during the service. the event is free and open to the public. >> that should be an interesting church service. >> i know. what if they bring one of the big carnival stuffed animals. >> i think that's better than the real life animal. it's hard to stay still for a long time. >> well, we'll see. the time is 6:14. changes are on the way if you hated the humidity that started off the weekend. >> tom kierein is back with your forecast next. looking for a place to watch the olympic games? we'll check out the best spots around town. before we go to the break, time for another olympic trivia question. which state has the most olympians? >> it is california, texas or new york? whoever said that "less is more"
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welcome back. here's our olympic trivia question. which u.s. state has the most olympians competing in these games? is it california, texas or new york? >> the west coast wins this one. california has 128 athletes in london. pennsylvania and new york are tied for second place with 35 olympians each. the d.c. area is not far behind. i think they're about 30. >> a lot to be proud of. well, the olympics are meant to bring people together. >> if you don't want to watch alone, we have some great ideas for places where you and your friends can meet up to catch all the action. >> fresh f.m.'s kelly has some ideas about where to go to watch the games and you can watch with whoever you want. nice to see you. >> nice to see you too. >> well, why don't we start in arlington with front page. >> so front page sort of the typical sports bar is turning in their bar into a festive
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atmosphere. they'll have some specials, drink specials, but they're adding some extra tvs indoor and on the outdoor patio. you the have the al fresco experience while watching the olympics. >> if the weather holds up, that should be good tv watching. crystal lake has sports pub. >> yeah. this pub is the ultimate sports bar. there are over 60 tvs there. three floors of activities with bars on each floor. they promise to serve up whatever olympic sport. >> that sounds like a pretty big place. >> it's a big place. sort of an anchor in crystal lake. >> okay. okay, in downtown, sports code. >> they're very crisp and they're bringing in extra tv and offering drink and food specials every single day of the olympics. >> the specials should be, you know, filling. >> that's right. well, they're serving food until midnight. there's olympics on all the time. >> so you can eat and drink and
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watch the games. >> that's right. >> buffalo billiards. this is in dupont circle? >> yes. again, another traditional sports bar, but there's lots of tvs and lots of other things to do there. you can play some pool. there's dart boards. skeet ball. a lounge area. they too also every single night of the week, they have a different food and drink special. so it's a great place to meet with a big group of friends. >> a big party. >> they don't open until 4:00. >> okay. can only watch in the late afternoon. there's a british pub getting a lot of action. called queen vick. >> yes. they're on the eighth street corridor. a hip new place. they're a british pub so they're offering specials. if the brits win a gold they're offering $4 new castle which is a british beer. that's sort -- >> okay. in bethesda, we have caddie's. >> a great spot.
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very casual and laid back, but they have the individual tvs at the table. so you can pick what you want to watch rather than being dictated to what's going on on the bar. >> a personal view. >> and on the patio as well. >> great suggestions. thanks a lot. and thanks to pat as well. and tom, what's the london forecast looking like? >> yeah, for any of the outdoor even events, they have to keep an eye on the sky by later this afternoon. but right now it's looking like a beautiful morning. they're approaching big day there now. but you can see the clouds are beginning to fill back in. last hour we showed this shot. we had a lot of sun, but now it's turned mostly cloudy. for the rest of the afternoon, from the partly cloudy morning there, it's going to be getting cloudier and maybe some mid afternoon and late afternoon showers there that may linger into early evening. they're in the mid 60s. there is the gorgeous iridescent
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orange sunrise. right now 72 at reagan national. dew point down into the low 60s. so we don't have this sweltering humidity with us. temperatures in the suburbs and rural areas. down into the 60s. many locations in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince georges county. near 70. it's right near 70 in the district as well as right near the bay. a little bit of a breeze off the water in annapolis at 76. that's the warm spot. the water temperatures in the bay are in the 80s. as we get off to the west, generally upper 60s, near 70s to the far west out in southern loudoun county and prince william. but far west of there, shenandoah valley into the low 60s. and st. mary's, upper 60s. water temperatures at the beaches are in the upper 70s. mid and upper 70s. certainly great weather for the
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beach. plenty of sunshine today. a few clouds drifting east now. weak high pressure moving over the region. that's going to be in place here for the rest of the day. so enjoy a wonderful day. now here's the morning forecast. by 9:00, it will be sunny. notice the lower humidity. we'll be in the upper 70s by then. a light breeze out of the north and west. sunday afternoon, partly cloudy, just a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm. that looks to be maybe around the bay and the eastern shore. we'll be reaching the upper 80s by mid afternoon. back down to the low 80s by late afternoon and early evening. then by dawn on monday, back to work and school, near 70. partly sunny tomorrow. afternoon highs near 90. as we get on into tuesday, a weak area of low pressure coming through. likely bringing us some showers. we need some rain. maybe some thunderstorms. highs reaching the upper 80s. wednesday, that's probably the
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hottest day, partly sunny into the low 90s. but we'll take that. no triple digit heat. no extreme heat for the end of the week and into the weekend. thursday, friday and saturday, pretty much the average highs, 80s, near 90s each day. pleasant summer weather compared to what we have seen. >> not even close to 100. >> thank goodness. >> i love it. tom, thanks. >> now let's turn to spots. we have zachary kiesch joining us with more on the olympic highlight. >> the big story, we talked about this on day one. michael phelps. we saw a dramatically different phelps than the one we saw in beijing yesterday. however, ryan lochte, he was pretty darn good. he took the gold in the 400 i.m. phelps won gold in this event in 2008. lochte took home bronze. saturday was a different story though. we pick it up on the backstroke. this is one of lochte's favorite, favorite swims. lane 3 off the turn, he's way
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ahead of the pack. phelps in lane 8 at the bottom of your screen, he's not doing so well. to the final lap, lochte's cruising in. he takes home the gold. meanwhile, phelps doesn't even medal with the fourth place finish. from there we are heading over to the beach and check out the volleyball duel of misty may trainer and kerri walsh. they have been dominant on the sand over the last eight years. they continued to do their thing yesterday in london. this time against australia. after winning the first set, the duo fell behind 13-9 during the second. but they rallied back to pull off the 21-19 victory here. misty may trainer with the kill. they'll face the czech republic on monday. to the hardwood, the u.s. men's basketball team will kick off their olympic competition against france today. this year's team has been compared time and time again to the famed dream team 20 years ago. who really knows how they match
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up? today, however, thane hope to let their game do the talking. the french will be looking to spoil the u.s. led by star point guard tony parker. he's the point guard of the san antonio spurs. locally the nationals have 62 games left in the regular season and they're certainly red hot. currently 20 games above .500. part of that is their impressive road record which they put on the line against milwaukee last night. the nats and brewers turned back the clock honoring the homestead grays and there was a great homecoming going six innings and striking out six. ryan zimmerman helped him out at the plate crushing a se low home run here in the fifth inning. the nats win 4-1. and the teams will play this afternoon. the orioles in action. a rough outing for orioles pitcher tommy hunter. right-hander gave up two home
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runs as baltimore fell to the oakland a's 6-1. the o's will wrap up the series today. and the big story how is this nba-led basketball team going to fare against the france? i think they'll be all right. >> yeah, i think the expectation is they'll do more than all right. >> we have a lot of confidence in them. >> all right. thanks. we know that dan hellie is covering all the action in london. watch out for his live reports all week long. >> some of the competition, you may have missed at the olympics. that's up next in a live report. ♪
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good morning. welcome to news4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. it is sunday, july 29. we have a busy day ahead. >> that's right. it's day 2 of the london olympics. the u.s. is looking to build on the five medals earned so far. >> today, more swimming, plus two americans are hoping to set records. nbc's dave wagner joins us live from london with a preview of today's competition. good morning, dave. >> reporter: good morning, richard and angie. a pretty nice day by london standards here. partly sunny, partly cloudy, but the rain is expected to move in. an honor for the men's archery team, the first u.s. medal here. the buzz is about the big showdown in the pool that ended with a big win and a stunning loss. >> so far, the swimming games belong to ryan lochte. >> reporter: ryan lochte is back in the water after winning with
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a comfortable three seconds to spare. >> this is only the start of the olympics so i have to keep going. >> reporter: he competes in the 200 meter freestyle. he beat michael phelps who look issing to set a record for winning more medals than any other olympian than ever. but phelps came in fourth. >> it is frustrating. just going to try to move on. >> reporter: the world's number one skeet shooter kim roadie competes today. >> i'm at four olympic medals, two gold, a silver and a bronze. >> reporter: one more she becomes the first american to medal in five consecutive games. look for superstars on the court, lebron james, kevin durant as the men's basketball team plays france. venus williams will compete and today she'll face the romanians with her sister. the u.s. could see more gold.
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dana wohl her is favored in the butterfly. >> this is one of the best re y relays. >> gymnastics gets underway with jordan weaver. there's men's basketball and gymnastic, beach volleyball. but the rain could impact those. i want to show you one thing here. this is in the paper today. remember the queen in opening ceremonies, parachuting into the olympic stadium? this is the guy right here that was the queen. he was sewn into this salmon colored dress. he played james bond. the queen apparently got quite a kick out of it. >> they were saying the queen is the new bond girl, but it turns out there's a new bond guy. >> yeah. i love that the queen had many word robe changes. >> hey, we are hearing that some of the venues are not actually full to capacity, there's some empty seats. is that true? >> yeah.
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and people are frustrated by that here because there's so much demand for tickets and there's ticket scalpers out there. and apparently, a lot of the corporate sponsors bought up those seats. those seats went unused. if you watched on television you could see a lot of empty seats. disappointing for a lot of fans. >> yeah. david wagner, thank you so much for the live report from london. and of course, nbc4 is your home for the london olympics. you can keep up with the games in any time on nbcwashington.com. there's a daily live blog there. >> that is really frustrating because people feed off that audience. so you definitely want to fill those seats. i can understand that. >> strange that's happening. you probably want to know about your forecast here. >> tom kierein is joining us from outside on the storm 4 weather patio. >> out here on the storm 4 weather deck, we have a gorgeous
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morning underway. sunshine now, streaming across the lawn here behind me. overhead a beautiful blue sky. just a little bit of a light breeze coming in from the north. a delightful sunday morning. gold medal weather here for this sunday. take a look now at the view from our region here with our temperatures down to the 60s many locations. many locations are in the 60s from nearby suburbs in washington all the way into the mountains. south and east around the bay and the tidal potomac. the storms we had yesterday, long gone. weak high pressure has moved in. will be in place today. here's the day planner. our sunrise was at 6:07. by 9:00, lots of sun. still sunny around noontime. not a lot of humidity. mid 80s by then. peaking at near 90 by late afternoon. and just a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm popping up, mainly around the bay and the eastern shore late afternoon. your workweek forecast, the day ahead as well as the week ahead
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into next weekend in ten minutes. back to you. >> tom, thank you. a mitt romney adviser says the presidential candidate would back israel if they decided to take action against iran. if it meant keeping iran from securing nuclear weapons. the strong statement comes as the republican plans a speech in jerusalem this morning. the former massachusetts governor will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu today who is a long-time friend of his and he plans to meet with the palestinian prime minister. if elected, romney has promised stronger ties to israel. the man suspected of the colorado theater massacre is scheduled to be in court tomorrow to face charges in those attacks. there are also new questions regarding the psychiatrist who was treating james holmes before the attack. dr. lynn fenton was disciplined by the colorado medical board in 2005 for writing herself and family members prescriptions. before the shooting, holmes mailed fenton a package which a
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judge will soon decide if it can be used as evidence in the trial. and a woman who is in critical condition and who has already lost a daughter in the shooting suffered a miscarriage. ashley moser was shot in the neck and stomach. her family says she's recovering from surgery but the trauma caused her to miscarry. moser's 6-year-old daughter veronica was killed in last week's attack. she was the youngest victim of the shootings. today, flags in aurora will be raised to full mast. there's a bit of heart warming news. cinemark the company that owns the aurora movie theater has offered to pay for all of the victims' funerals. this comes days after the hospitals treating some of the victims announced they won't either charge them or they will cut down on their medical bills. three more victims were laid to rest yesterday in texas, ohio and illinois. a maryland theater is doing their part to help those affected by the shootings. in hagerstown, they're donating $1 from every ticket sold today and yesterday.
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they'll do a dollar for dollar match of the ticket sales. it will go to the community first foundation. and a man accused of planning a workplace shooting will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. neil prescott is currently being held at anne arundel medical center. he threatened a rampage at the pitney bowes office in capital heights. they found two dozen weapons at his apartment. police are waiting until the mental evaluation before deciding on the charges. supporters of same-sex marriage will hold two separate demonstrations at chick-fil-a restaurants around the country. they'll take part in on a peaceful sit-in and then a kiss-in. vincent gray weighed in on the controversy at an event in southeast d.c. yesterday. he slammed the fast food restaurant for what he calls hate chicken. mayor gray says he's always supported ljbt rights for people living in the district.
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>> people who don't support marriage equality it is a law here in the district of columbia, people who don't support human rights for everybody, that's no place for them in the city. >> gray helped pass legislation in the district legalizing same-sex marriage. mayors in san francisco and boston have criticized chick-fil-a for their stance on homosexuality. next on news4 today, why it may be easier to park and pay at metro stations tomorrow morning. and the technique behind some of those unusual olympic sports. exactly what are the judges looking for? we have an expert on platform diving. they're joining us in studio
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here's some good news if you drive to the metro station. when you go to park, you may be able the opay by phone. metro is testing a pay by phone testing at the rockville and ft.
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tauten stations. they're using a service called parkmobile. customers can pay for one of the 122 spaces at the rockville station for a dollar an hour or $5 for the day. 22 kiss and ride spaces at rockville and 32 spaces at ft. tauten are available. parkmobile does charge a 32 cent fee for each transaction. in this week's wednesday's child, we meet a teenager who loves playing tennis. jeremy says the game teaches him about winning and losing. it also helps him build his confidence. here's barbara harrison with his story. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. hello. >> murphy jensen, coach of the washington nationals tennis team, offered to give jeremy some help with his game. >> what part of your game do you need work on? your serve? >> serve. >> you need work on your serve? >> mm-hmm. >> you're in luck. there's my specialty. yeah, man.
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and that's all you've got to do be a wimbledon champion. >> jeremy says besides being a forensic pathologist some day, he'd also like to play tennis and he plans to work hard to do well. then what? >> and then winning. even though you win some, you lose some. and if you lose, then you can study that loss and get some -- something better from it. >> jeremy, this is one of my players. he's the number one doubles player in the world. >> another surprise -- the washington castles mascots showed up. and while they watched, jeremy got a special lesson. his real dream at the moment is to have a family to belong to. >> i would like to have two parents with not -- i don't really care if there's a brother or sister. as a matter of fact, i would love it. >> the castles had tickets to
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see serena williams play. he said adoption would be a real win for him. >> adoption means like a fresh start, being able to move into a new family that's kindly towards you. that wants you for who you are. >> barbara harrison for news4. >> if you have room in your home and your heart for jeremy or another child who is waiting, please call our special adoption hotline. 188-2 adopt me. >> you know, now with the olympics going on people get into new sports, that kind of thing. great to see he got some tennis lessons. >> i'll have the latest on the weher and the seven-day outlook coming right up. body shapers, they can help you get that perfect figure, but don't double up. how wearing multiple pairs could present a problem to your health. that's tonight on ne
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hello. i'm meteorologist tom kierein in weather center 4. this morning, around our region off to a beautiful start. in london they have a lot of clouds closing in. there's the olympic stadium. forecast there for today, mostly cloudy. chance of some showerers. temperatures in the mid and upper 60s and then lingering showers there into the evening hours. there's the sky over washington now on this sunday morning. live view from our hd city camera off to a clear start. right now, reagan national is at 72 degrees. we have dew point there at 64. that's comfortably dry. that's going to be the story through the rest of the
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afternoon. low humidity in place and quite a bit of sunshine. now, as we take a look at temperatures around the region now, we're generally in the 60s in suburbs and rural areas. and right around 70 degrees now and upper 70s. any breeze off the water, the water temperatures are in the 80s around the bay. at the beaches, water temperatures around the 70s. all those storms we had last night, they are long gone. heading out to sea. being replaced by a nice large area of high pressure. that's going to be over us here throughout the rest of the day and into this evening. just a slight chance of a few isolated thundershowers, around the eastern shore. to our west, probably won't have any rain around for the afternoon. for the morning hours, upper 70s and lower humidity in the air. lots of sunshine. a delightful morning.
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a few clouds will be building in and then we'll have a slight chance of an isolated thundershower. areas to the east of washington. we'll have highs reaching near 90 by mid afternoon. but still, not very humid. back down to the mid 80s by early evening. then by dawn, we're bottoming out near 70 degrees. upper 80s, clouding building, and scattered storms around. then on tuesday, looks to be mostly cloudy and maybe afternoon showers, maybe some thundershowers. highs reaching the upper 80s. then wednesday, partly sunny. still rather humid. looks like wednesday is the hottest day of the week. highs reaching the low 90s by mid afternoon. and a possibility of scattered storms wednesday afternoon and evening and then more settled weather moves in. thankfully no extreme heat here in the seven-day outlook. we'll have a few clouds around
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both thursday, friday and saturday. only a slight chance of afternoon storms. morning lows near 70. >> thanks. we have another trivia question. london has spent the last seven years preparing for these games. >> how much money has the city spent on the 2012 olympics? $9 billion, $18 billion or $30 billion? >> the answer is $18 billion or about 9 billion pounds. now, when they were bidding for the 2012 games, london expected to spend around $4 billion. seems like they went overbudget. >> a little bit. oh, gosh. well, now to the technique behind some of the sports you will see during the olympics. >> zachary kiesch has a look at the platform diving. >> it will take center stage today. you may not know a whole lot about what constitutes a great dive. so i'm joined here by doug beavers, the montgomery dive
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club. we all had opportunities at the community pool growing up. but this is a whole different thing, isn't it? >> it sure is. >> what constitutes a great dive? what three things can you point to? >> you start off with height or lift from the surface. how high do they get up into the air. and then the exciting about where they start to somersault and twist, the flight through the air. then the big one is the entry. how do they go through the water. is it straight up and down without a splash or over on their back or short on their stomach. >> one thing that has always amazed me is this platform diving. and we had an opportunity to catch up with some of the divers earlier this week. can you walk us through this? what are they doing here? >> sure, you're looking at colby shin holter on a platform. you're looking at a nice, straight body line. it allows him to balance three
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stories above the water and then he'll fall away. you'll notice a lot of times with the diving is this head position. it allows them to know where they are in space, it allows them to have control and to be able to see what's happening. >> you side that that head control kind of dictates what the rest of the body does. >> sure. it's tremendously important in the whole thing. you will see -- >> and we always catch it at this point. you know, for a novice like me who doesn't know a lot about diving i'm looking at the splash. >> right. >> i know if you cannonball you're not going to win, but you can -- from a coaching standpoint, you can see here his leg positioning and kind of what might happen, is that right? >> sure. you're looking at -- that is the moment that everybody looks at and goes, not so good or that was great. you know? that's the easy part for the layman to say straight up and down,
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synchronized diving. you try to do it in unison. but this isn't just difficult for the divers, but from a judging standpoint s that right? >> it's incredible the amount of detail that you have to look at as a judge. you're watching the intricate details of a very complicated dive. then you're trying to see how precisely those two dives are performed together. >> it's got to be difficult coaching that. you know, if one is overrotating or not rotating enough, how do you tell one to do one thing and then be on the same page with another? >> we use two things. one, we have a staff of coaches so we have two people watching the dives at the same time. otherwise, we're watching it on replay like this. on the pool deck, we have video equipment so we can look at things over and over again and break it down. >> all right. great, doug beavers, i appreciate it. back to you. diving 101. be sure to check out the synchronized diving later on today. >> all right. i thought i can do some of that,
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but i'm not so sure. >> we'll be watching it more closely for sure. >> you can catch the athletes from our area in action today. >> scott parsons will takes the first runs on the whitewater course for the kayaking competition. and claire laubach and smith puzo will lead the field hockey. plus at 7:00 p.m., the u.s. women's gymnastics team begins their quest for gold. michael phelps looks for the first medal. and the women's synchronized springboard diving medals will be decided. >> nbc is your home for the 2012 olympics. dan hellie is across the pond, he's covering the games. he'll have a live report tonight at about midnight. he'll be recapping the moments of the day. >> there are plenty of marquee events at the olympic games. what are you looking forward to the most? >> we posed that question on facebook and twitter. one tweeted back, most
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definitely following beach volleyball. some the best athletes i have ever seen. and another says usain bolt and jamaica versus america, track and field. i can't wait. >> i think track and field is very popular. i saw some other people mention that. >> along with gymnastics. >> yeah. women's gymnastics. i know our producer brandon who was up this morning, because he stayed up overnight to watch the gymnastics. >> yeah. >> gymnastics fever going on. >> you're doing some gymnastics later. >> yes. i will. i'll be attempting. i don't know if i'll be doing it. >> tom, so nice to have you join us. >> thank you. pleasure to be here. enjoy. it looks like a great day coming up. and the workweek ahead too. looks good. >> thanks. >> that'll do it for news4 today. keep it here for coverage of the 2012 olympics. women's cycling coming up next, featuring 39-year-old former investment banker evie stevens
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on team usa. >> make it a great sunday, everyone. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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